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California's Population: Now 38.3 Million

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We've grown large, but our rate of growth has slowed down. Compared to last year, the state's growth plateaued at 1.1%, but in counties like Riverside and San Bernardino--those two saw growth drop to a whole point or more. Los Angeles added 43,000 new residents (our total now is 4,065,585) while the state grew by 409,000 total. Still some cities saw a greater growth rate than average: Palmdale grew bw 3.5% and Pasadena by 2% giving them populations of 151,348 an 150,185, respectively.